Mohawk Trail Slides (near Berkshire East) 1/4/12

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    Camera Mohawk Trail Slides (near Berkshire East) 1/4/12

    A trip report from a set of slides near Berkshire East. Irene didn't just leave her mark in the Daks.

    http://nebackcountry.blogspot.com/20...il-slides.html

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    Nice! Good to hear about locations in western Mass.

    I don't do much backcountry but I am saving the main slide between the cliffs at the summit of Mt. Tom for later in the spring.
    2017/2018:
    [Mount Snow: 11/27]

    2016/2017: * = powder day
    [Berkshire East: 1/16, 2/10] [Bolton Valley: 1/1, 2/5*, 2/19] [Burke: 12/17*, 1/28*] [Heavenly: 3/5*, 3/11] [Jay Peak: 1/29*, 4/9] [Jiminy Peak: 11/26] [Killington: 12/4, 12/10, 4/8*, 4/15] [Kirkwood: 3/8] [Mad River Glen: 2/25] [Magic: 2/13*] [Mt Rose: 3/7*] [Mount Snow: 4/3] [Northstar: 4/10] [Okemo: 11/23] [Pico: 1/7*, 2/18, 3/19] [Smuggler’s Notch: 1/22] [Stratton: 2/4] [Stowe: 1/21] [Sugarbush: 1/2] [Telluride: 3/27, 3/28*] [Whiteface: 2/12]

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    Outstanding! Great find.....

    bdfreetuna - I used to live in Easthampton and would look at that slide on Mt. Tom weekly. Takes just the right conditions to ski. I haven't skied it but did head up there one fall and its basically made up of large loose scree and really would take a solid base to cover all that and then it certainly is steep enough to slide so the solid base layer you need to cover the rocks also makes for a perfect sliding surface. Just my two cents but doable given the right conditions.

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    Hey, BEast, yeah I actually scoped it out as well as a few of the other gullies up there a couple months ago before the snow. Seems like the main slide is the only one that doesn't have massive rocks or an insane drop-in.

    Probably going to wait 'till spring when hopefully there will be a decent base and the snow will be soft but also more stuck to the surface.

    It's too tempting not to attempt

    2017/2018:
    [Mount Snow: 11/27]

    2016/2017: * = powder day
    [Berkshire East: 1/16, 2/10] [Bolton Valley: 1/1, 2/5*, 2/19] [Burke: 12/17*, 1/28*] [Heavenly: 3/5*, 3/11] [Jay Peak: 1/29*, 4/9] [Jiminy Peak: 11/26] [Killington: 12/4, 12/10, 4/8*, 4/15] [Kirkwood: 3/8] [Mad River Glen: 2/25] [Magic: 2/13*] [Mt Rose: 3/7*] [Mount Snow: 4/3] [Northstar: 4/10] [Okemo: 11/23] [Pico: 1/7*, 2/18, 3/19] [Smuggler’s Notch: 1/22] [Stratton: 2/4] [Stowe: 1/21] [Sugarbush: 1/2] [Telluride: 3/27, 3/28*] [Whiteface: 2/12]

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